Duchenne and becker muscular dystrophy

Overview

How common is Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is estimated to affect about 1 in 3,500 live male births. Becker muscular dystrophy is estimated to affect anywhere from 1 in 18,000 to 1 in 31,000 live male births. Between 400 and 600 boys are born with these disorders in the United States each year.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/duchenne-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy/overview/7787 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-21

References

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Genetics Home Reference website. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/duchenne-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The National Organization for Rare Disorders website. http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy/

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Orphanet website. http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=262

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